Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches information for quicker access. It is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and a browser. When a site visitor opens a given webpage, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server processes this request and returns the needed content. If Varnish is activated for a specific website, it will cache its pages at the very first visit and in case the visitor visits a cached page again, the information will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the web server. The improved loading speed is a result of the substantially faster response time that the Varnish platform offers compared to any server software. Of course, this does not mean that the website visitors will keep being served the very same content again and again, as any modification on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish caches in its system memory.

Varnish in Website Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each and every website hosting plan and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your web hosting account through the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that you want to employ Varnish for and the second one, which is available in increments of 32 MB, displays the maximum amount of data that the data caching platform can store at any given time. Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with graphical interface will permit you to disable or to restart any instance, to check comprehensive system logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just one click. For optimum results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your site will open substantially faster, meaning more happy website visitors and potential clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish caching platform is part of the basic set of services that you’ll get in case you choose to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can configure it for any of your sites through our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. The default system memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache data is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the websites that can use this platform simultaneously. Since these two things aren’t bound to each other, you can use several websites with the default amount of memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single website. Varnish works best if you assign a dedicated IP to the sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will offer you a simple means of rebooting any instance. On top of that, you’ll be able to delete the cached files with only one mouse click.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take advantage of Varnish with each of our VPS server plans at no additional charge, as the data caching platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The one and only prerequisite is that the VPS must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you’ll be able to set up Varnish for any of your websites with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. Each Virtual Private Server package offers a different amount of memory for content caching purposes, but you’ll have no less than several hundred megabytes, which is sufficient enough even for several traffic-hungry Internet sites. Soon after you enable the Varnish platform, it will start caching the content that your visitors browse, so you’ll notice the significantly faster Internet site load speeds and the decreased load on your virtual server in no time. The Varnish platform will permit you to use a less costly Virtual Private Server, as you will not require that many resources to ensure the proper operation of your websites even if you run large-sized websites with multiple visitors. Optimal results are accomplished if the sites which use Varnish also use a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated web hosting plans that are ordered with the custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the dedicated server. The Varnish data caching platform can be configured and managed without any effort from Hepsia’s simple-to-navigate GUI and, with no more than one single click, you can check an elaborate system log, create or restart an instance, delete the cache associated with any site and much more. Shortly after you set up the Varnish platform for a particular domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the pages requested by the site visitors and once it has cached enough content, you will witness a tremendously faster website performance in addition to a reduced server load. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 GB, you will be able to use the software platform for load balancing purposes even if you host an enormous number of websites on the dedicated machine.